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Color Showcase: Gray

Mark my words, gray is here to stay! Even as each new, trendy color is announced or introduced to the world, gray has become the new black – a staple in home décor, entertaining fashion and accessories. When it comes to fashion, gray can be matched, blended or layered with virtually any color on the …

Decorative DIY Sign

With springtime just around the corner, I have had the urge to spruce up some things around the house. While shopping (my favorite pastime) I keep noticing these cute wooden signs filling up the shelves in all sorts of stores. In an effort to try my hand at a DIY project, I decided to channel …

6 Modern Must-Haves Under $30

These modern must-haves are perfect for any modern home, big or small, and are all under $30. We’ve found six essentials that can compliment any room in your home – some in multiple ways within your personal style and home décor. These Fretwork Border panels (sale, $20-24) add that perfect finishing touch to a modern, …

Weekend Project: Make Your Garden Pop

Spring is in the air, which means sun, a blooming garden and a lot of outside time (hello, vitamin D)! But if you’re a busy family like us, you only have a day – maybe two- to execute an outdoor project. This week’s project is all about the garden and how to make it pop …

The Best Backsplash for Your Kitchen

Whether you’ve designed, remodeled, kept your kitchen the same or rent your current home, there’s always a way to brighten up your kitchen with the best backsplash for your space. Most backsplashes are a small space, which make this portion of your kitchen not only one of the more simple changes, but also one that …

Bring Spring Indoors with Evergreen Houseplants

Anyone else feeling that ache for spring? To remember what grass feels like beneath bare feet? To soak up the sunshine on your face? If it’s still chilly and wintry where you are, try bringing in a few evergreen houseplants to usher in the feeling of spring! Here are a few of my favorite plants …

Train Bedroom for Kids

My four and five-year-old boys share a room – one has a slight obsession with trains, the other is into anything and everything “boy”. Because of their personalities, a train bedroom isn’t a farfetched reality to please them both. But knowing that they grow and change rather quickly, I decided to create a room that …

Decorating on a Budget

Growing up I heard, learned and lived the words: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. When it comes to decorating on a budget, the same word not only apply, they can make decorating affordable and fun. Reduce the amount of clutter Start by cleaning out your space. This gives you a clean palette and a fresh start. …

The Art of Flower Arranging Perfected

Fresh or fake, knowing how to arrange flowers is a skill that can come in handy at a moments notice. From displaying freshly picked flowers from your garden or farmer’s market to decorating for parties or gifting to a loved one, flowers brighten a room and a mood. But did you know that there is …

Simply Sweet Homemade Valentine’s Day Card

Ever since I was a little girl, Valentine’s Day has always included the giving and receiving of sentimental cards. I remember in primary school we would all make sweet Valentine’s Day cards out of construction paper, glue, crayons, and sometimes glitter (when the teacher was feeling extra brave). After we made the cards, we would …

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